Two 50g (80m) hanks of aran yarn
4.5mm knitting needles
Two buttons (approx. 40mm diameter)
TENSION: 21 stitches and 43 rows to 10cm/4ins square over chevron pattern using 4.5mm needles.
MEASUREMENTS: 21cm x 16cm x 2cm approximately.
Skill level: ♦ ♦ ◊ ◊ ◊
The original yarn for this pattern was Skipton Swaledale, the second exclusive Purl and Jane Yorkshire yarn. The first was Malham Mule. The first edition has now sold out but keep watching my blog for some exciting news about a follow-up.
When I received the Skipton Swaledale from the spinners I played around with different stitch techniques and found the perfect one for this bag. It’s one of my favourite textures – the chevron.
I designed the bag because I wanted a small bag to carry around my purse and phone in, I knitted a short strap but it’s easy to continue knitting the strap until it is your desired length – obviously this means more yarn might be needed than is suggested here.